Slow Down, Recover Until Race Day

Ty Miranda, YinD 127

There’s a certain frustration knowing whether you are or are not ready for a race. I’m here to tell you that your training time schedule should be wrapping up this week. Now, whether you made it to your goal or not, try to relinquish in the fact that you came this far. Don’t beat yourself up for what you couldn’t do.

There are about two weeks left before the Khon Kaen Race and it’s been a long time coming. I know this because I have been writing articles for this feed for the last 24 weeks. So what should you be doing these next two weeks? I’ll give you a hint, it’s time to jai yen yen.

I’m serious. Don’t give me that look. The last two weeks before a race is your time to recover before you push it to the limit on race day. It’s time to relax and stretch. You can go for runs, but take them very slow and easy. In reality, training is over. You did what you can do and now it’s time to mentally prepare for race day.

In terms of preparing, make sure to stay hydrated leading up to the race. I would recommend cutting back on liquids that reverse this process such as alcohol, soda or sugary drinks. These are only going to prevent water from absorbing. I would also make sure to stay healthy. Try not to binge on kanoms or ice cream. Keep your body and spirit strong. Think about what is going to help you in the long run. Ha, get it.

Lastly, don’t psych yourself out. I did this during a race in May where I thought way too much about the race and I ended up cracking under the pressure I put on myself. Remember that anything that happens in two weeks is an accomplishment. You set a goal and took the time to work towards it. You did that. This is not the time to become self-doubting. It’s the time to get excited about how far you have come. You can do this. I believe in you.




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